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May 23, 2009

$10-million Wooden Coaster Opens At Six Flags Magic Mountain

Valencia, CASix Flags Magic Mountain today debuts its newest thrilling attraction Terminator® Salvation™: The Ride. This $10-million wooden coaster becomes the 16th roller coaster at the Southern California theme park.

Terminator Salvation Roller Coaster Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Magic Mountain unveils its 16th roller coaster, the $10-million, Terminator Salvation themed wooden coaster.

Terminator Salvation: The Ride combines innovative thrill technology with the signature science fiction punch of the Terminator Salvation brand. The debut of this new attraction coincides with the theatrical release of the Terminator Salvation movie this weekend.

Six Flags Magic Mountain's newest attraction features state-of-the-art technology including a synchronized on-board audio system, a loading station "fly-through", two tunnels, fire and fog special effects.

Guests will board the roller coaster after viewing a unique pre-show featuring stars, Common and Moon Bloodgood. The Terminator Salvation pre-show was produced exclusively for the ride and shot by the Director of Photography for Terminator Salvation, Shane Hurlbut.

Ohio-based Great Coasters International (GCI) custom designed the $10-million wooden coaster for Six Flags Magic Mountain. Terminator Salvation: The Ride's two Millennium Flyer train navigate 2,850 feet of wood track that includes five hills and six high-speed banked turns. The thrills begin when the trains begin their descent from atop the ride's 95-foot tall lift hill.

"Terminator Salvation The Ride is the total package — a stunning one-of-a-kind roller coaster experience merged with the excitement and power of the movie," stated Jay Thomas, Park President, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor. "Six Flags Magic Mountain continues to live up to its unrivaled reputation for bringing the best in thrills anywhere in the world."

Halcyon Company co-CEO's, Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek said, "Terminator Salvation is a movie that takes its audience on a emotional roller coaster filled with stunts and special effects that truly blow the viewer away. We could not think of a better way to extend this experience than an actual ride, which is why we are thrilled and honored to partner with Six Flags Magic Mountain on Terminator Salvation The Ride. This ride will allow fans a glimpse into the world that we have created on film."

Terminator® Salvation™ is the fourth installment to the series and opens in theaters today, starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Moon Bloodgood, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common and Helena Bonham Carter.

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Terminator Salvation: The Ride are open daily through Labor Day and then weekends and holidays the rest of the year.

Related see: Terminator Salvation: The Ride, Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Photo courtesy of Six Flags Magic Mountain. All rights reseved.

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